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New drug shrinks cancer, with few side effects


April 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed in animal studies that new cancer drug compounds they developed shrank tumors, with few side effects.The study, done ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... Read more...

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Blacks more likely than whites to die from live cancer: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that black people with early stage liver cancer are more likely than white patients to die from ... Read more...

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Depression drug may ease pain from breast cancer treatment: Study


December 12th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, commonly used to treat depression and anxiety disorder, can effectively reduce joint and muscle pain associated with a breast cancer treatment.Researchers from ... Read more...

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New drug combo may treat newly diagnosed cancer patients


December 10th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A study led by the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has indicated that a new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma may be ... Read more...

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Pain, dry mouth from radiation therapy affects sleep in cancer patients


July 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Head and neck cancer patients suffer from poor sleep quality due to chronic pain and dry mouth problems related to radiation treatments, according to a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Genetic markers could help detect early prostate cancer onset


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a series of genetic mutations that could help detect early onset of prostate cancer.The study was presented ... Read more...

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New myeloma drug shows promise


June 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Elotuzumab, a drug designed to target cancerous plasma cells, has been found promising in the treatment of myeloma, a type of blood cancer.A study looked at elotuzumab, an ... Read more...

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Gene fusion is the ’smoking gun’ in the development of prostate cancer: Study


May 19th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Targeting the hormone androgen and its receptor in prostate cancer therapy could be a wrong approach after all, says a new study.Researchers have found that when two genes ... Read more...

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Novel technique reduces side effects in head and neck cancer treatment


May 11th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a novel way to reduce side effects in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation treatments.The scientists ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight breast cancer


May 4th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A broccoli compound may help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, according to a new study.Stem cells are the small number of cells that ... Read more...

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Tobacco use ‘worsens outcomes in patients with HPV-positive head, neck cancer’


February 15th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center claim that patients with head and neck cancer linked to high risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, have worse outcomes if ... Read more...

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High-risk women hesitant to take breast cancer preventive drug


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new American study has found that women with high-risk of breast cancer are often reluctant to take the preventive drug tamoxifen.A team at the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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How ‘triggering event’ in cancer occurs


October 30th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A research team at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found how two genes fuse together and lead to prostate cancer.The study ... Read more...

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Rare head and neck cancer linked to HPV


October 8th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): The increased incidence of a rare type of head and neck cancer is linked to HPV, or human papillomavirus, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive ... Read more...

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Family, friends may affect breast cancer surgery decision


September 1st, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that about 75 percent of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer are accompanied by a ... Read more...

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MRI may do early breast cancer patients more harm than good


August 14th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): The use of MRI before surgery to assess the extent of early breast cancer may do more harm than good, according to a new review.The review suggests that ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy, radiation may help preserve voice box even with largest cancers


June 26th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Some patients with large tumours on their larynx may preserve their speech by choosing Chemotherapy and radiation, and avoiding surgery to remove the voice box, according to a ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover pathway that affects breast cancer stem cells’ growth


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a pathway linked to a gene called PTEN, which is well known to stop or suppress ... Read more...

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Most cancer study papers show only positive findings, hide funding and author details


May 11th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that almost one-third of cancer studies published in reputed science journals to date did not disclose the ... Read more...

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Health habits predict cancer survival


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients who smoke, drink, don't exercise or don't eat enough ... Read more...

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US researchers identify gene involved in pancreatic cancer


March 3rd, 2009 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (Xinhua) Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a gene that is overexpressed in 90 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer, the most deadly type ... Read more...

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Adult survivors of childhood cancer likely to have lower bone mineral density


December 4th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): In a new study, researches the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that men who survived childhood leukemia treatment were more likely to have low bone ... Read more...

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Eating healthy and better is now just a click away!


January 10th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 10 (ANI): The biggest problem encountered by people going for a healthy diet was to chuck a lot of things they liked eating. But this has now been removed ... Read more...

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